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Defoe & Defoeana
The William P. Trent Collection of Defoe and Defoeana is one of the most comprehensive collections of Daniel Defoe and his contemporaries. In addition to writing some of the first English novels, Defoe was a prolific political pamphleteer and is considered by many to be a founder of modern journalism. The nucleus of this 30,000-volume collection is a set of first editions of Defoe’s works, bound in 77 volumes and formerly owned by Henry Labouchère. There are hundreds of the various editions and bibliographic states of Robinson Crusoe, Moll Flanders, and Roxana as well as a set of his Review, a forerunner of Addison’s and Steele’s Tatler and Spectator, and hundreds of his famous political pamphlets. This collection contains many copies of titles not known in any other collection. Some of the rarest include: Brief Explanation of the Shortest Way with Dissenters (1703), the publication that sent Defoe to the pillory for three days; Fifteen Comforts of a Scotchman (1707), attributed to Defoe; a manuscript copy of Balcarre’s Account of the Affairs in Scotland (1714), the preface contributed by Defoe; and an attack on Defoe entitled Stockings out of Heels (1703). In addition, there are hundreds of unique pamphlets as well as numerous sole copies extant of Robinson Crusoe, Moll Flanders, and Roxana.

Gathered by William Peterfield Trent, a Columbia University professor, and acquired by the library in 1929, the collection also includes pamphlets from the times of William and Mary, Queen Anne, and George the First as well as works by John Dunton, Jonathan Swift, John Oldmixon, and John Toland, numerous tracts dealing with the Sacheverell controversy, and a long run of pamphlets concerning the Dissenters or Nonconformists.

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Campbell, Duncan, 1680?-1730
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Castaways
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Defoe, Daniel, 1661?-1731
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defoe, daniel, 1661?-1731
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defoe, daniel, 1661?-1731, supposed author
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aubin, penelope, 1679-1731
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cooke, edward, captain
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Attribution to Defoe is based on internal textual relationship to his works of proven authorship together with supporting external evidence. Cf. J.H. Moore. Defoe in the pillory. Bloomington, Ind., 1939, p. 126-188
Topic: Pirates
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Defoe & Defoeana
by Haywood, Eliza Fowler, 1693?-1756
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Parts 2 and 3 have separate titlepages with the imprint: Printed for W. Chetwood, J. Woodman, D. Brown, and S. Chapman
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Defoe & Defoeana
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Frontispiece engraved by Van der Gucht after Eberlain
Topic: Magic
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Anonymous. By Daniel Defoe
Topics: Devil, Demonology, Witchcraft
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An account of the voyage under command of Woodes Rogers
Topics: Selkirk, Alexander, 1676-1721, Rogers, Woodes, d. 1732, Voyages around the world, Privateering,...
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Pages 382-383 misnumbered 362-363
Topics: Marriage, Sexual ethics
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An account of the voyage under command of Woodes Rogers
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Topics: Selkirk, Alexander, 1676-1721, Rogers, Woodes, d. 1732, Voyages around the world, Privateering,...
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Defoe & Defoeana
by Defoe, Daniel, 1661?-1731; Gent, Thomas, 1693-1778, supposed author; Bibliotheca Tridentina, former owner
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Title vignette
Topics: Castaways, Crusoe, Robinson (Fictitious character), Islands, Survival after airplane accidents,...
Title in black and red
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Topic: Apparitions
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Defoe & Defoeana
by Defoe, Daniel, 1661?-1731; Wright, S. (Samuel), 1683-1746
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First edition
Topics: Family, Parent and child, Master and servant
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Defoe & Defoeana
by Campe, Joachim Heinrich, 1746-1818; Defoe, Daniel, 1661?-1731. Robinson Crusoe
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Translation of the author's Robinson der Jüngere
Topics: Castaways, Survival after airplane accidents, shipwrecks, etc, Voyages, Imaginary
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Kress Lib
Topics: Stock exchanges, Brokers
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Defoe & Defoeana
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Topics: Toft, Mary, 1703-1763, Hysteria
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Moore
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Defoe & Defoeana
by Trenchard, John, 1662-1723
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Half title
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Defoe & Defoeana
by Defoe, Daniel, 1661?-1731; Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939, former owner
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First edition
Topic: Interplanetary voyages
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Anonymous. By Daniel Defoe
Topics: Devil, Demonology, Witchcraft
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Defoe & Defoeana
by Defoe, Daniel, 1661?-1731; Wright, S. (Samuel), 1683-1746
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First edition
Topics: Family, Parent and child, Master and servant
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Signatures: A³, B-N(last leaf and verso of N³blank; wanting N)
Topic: Avery, John, fl. 1695
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Originally issued 1716 in folio
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Defoe & Defoeana
by Defoe, Daniel, 1661?-1731; Hill, Thomas, 1661-1734, ill; Bond, William, d. 1735, supposed author; Wallis, John, 1616-1703; Van der Gucht, Gerard, 1696-1776, engraver
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Authorship disputed: probably by Daniel Defoe with the assistance of William Bond and possibly of Eliza Haywood
Topic: Campbell, Duncan, 1680?-1730
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Moore
Topics: Gow, John, 1698?-1725, Trials (Piracy)
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Anonymous. By Daniel Defoe
Topic: Voyages around the world
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Written in the first person; in fact by Daniel Defoe
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Signatures: 5 l. unsigned (1st l. an engraved frontispiece portrait of Wild in prison) B-F4
Topic: Wild, Jonathan, 1682?-1725
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Defoe & Defoeana
by Manley, Mrs. (Mary de la Rivière), 1663-1724; Manley, Mrs. (Mary de la Rivière), 1663-1724. Secret memoirs and manners of several persons of quality, of both sexes, from the New Atalantis, an island in the Mediteranean
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Fictionalized account of contemporary gossip, scandalizing persons of note, expecially Whigs
Topics: Courts and courtiers, Political satire, English
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A selected list of the publisher's other titles is printed on the final 6 leaves
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Moore
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In 8 parts
Topic: Mercury
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First edition
Topics: Marriage, Domestics
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Attributed to Daniel Defoe. Cf. NUC pre-56
Topics: Francia, Francis, Prisons
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Intermixed with two diverting novels, the one call'd Conjugal duty rewarded, or the rake reform'd, the other, Fortune favours the bold, or the happy Milaneze
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Defoe & Defoeana
by Defoe, Daniel, 1661?-1731; Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939, former owner
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First edition
Topic: Interplanetary voyages
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Errors in paging: 49-56 numbered 33-40
Topic: Wild, Jonathan, 1682?-1725
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First ed
Topics: Campbell, Duncan, 1680?-1730, Prophets, Deaf, Occultism
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Not in fact by Sheppard. Sometimes attributed to Daniel Defoe (Lee, Trent, Hutchins, Moore, Novak). Attribution disputed by Furbank and Owens, Defoe de-attributions
Topics: Sheppard, Jack, 1702-1724, Crime, Criminals
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[First edition.]
Topics: Bill for the better relief, employment, and settlement of the poor, Almshouses, Charities,...
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Defoe & Defoeana
by Defoe, Daniel, 1661?-1731
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Errata: p. [26]
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Abridged from the work by Daniel Defoe
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Moore
Topics: Family, Religious education
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Errors in pagination: pages 12 and 13 numbered 14 and 11 respectively
Topic: Dissenters
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Ascribed to John Dunton by W. P. Trent (see flyleaf, Boston Public Library copy)
Topic: Defoe, Daniel, 1661?-1731
Defoe & Defoeana
by Beckingham, Mr. (Charles), 1699-1731; Hill, Aaron, 1685-1750, supposed author; Defoe, Daniel, 1661?-1731, supposed author
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Attributed to Beckingham by Samuel Johnson. Cf. Compact ed. of dict. nat. biog., II, 1859
Topic: Savage, Richard, d. 1743
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Anonymous. By Daniel Defoe
Topic: Voyages around the world
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Written in the first person, but in fact by Daniel Defoe
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Moore
Topics: Family, Religious education
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Titlepage in red and black
Topics: Chronology, Astronomy
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Signatures: A-E
Topic: Brigands and robbers
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First ed
Topics: Campbell, Duncan, 1680?-1730, Prophets, Deaf, Occultism
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Defoe & Defoeana
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Isaac Bickerstaff = Daniel Defoe
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Signature: A-F12 G6
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Written in the first person; in fact by Daniel Defoe
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Published anonymously
Topic: Dissenters
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Andrew Moreton is a pseudonym of Daniel Defoe. Cf. ESTC 1990 Defoe t070629
Topic: Domestics
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First edition
Topics: Marriage, Domestics
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Title vignette
Topics: Castaways, Crusoe, Robinson (Fictitious character), Islands, Survival after airplane accidents,...
Defoe & Defoeana
by Defoe, Daniel, 1661?-1731, supposed author; Haywood, Eliza Fowler, 1693?-1756, supposed author
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Authorship attributed to Daniel Defoe, with additions by Eliza Haywood
Topics: Campbell, Duncan, 1680?-1730, Witchcraft, Apparitions, Charms
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Authorship established by Professor Maximillian Novak
Topic: Jacobites
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Caption title; imprint from p. 4
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Probably fictitious. Cf. Moore, J.R. Defoe (422)
Topics: Cronke, Dickory, 1660-1718, Conduct of life
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Defoe & Defoeana
by Defoe, Daniel, 1661?-1731. Shortest way with the Dissenters
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Signature: A2 B-D4 E2
Topics: Defoe, Daniel, 1661?-1731, Dissenters
Defoe & Defoeana
by Defoe, Daniel, 1661?-1731; Defoe, Daniel, 1661?-1731. Consolidator: or, memoirs of sundry transactions from the world in the moon
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'Author of the true-born Englishman' = Daniel Defoe
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A selected list of the publisher's other titles is printed on the final leaf
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Defoe & Defoeana
by Defoe, Daniel, 1661?-1731; Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939, former owner
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In verse
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Defoe & Defoeana
by Defoe, Daniel, 1661?-1731, supposed author; Swift, Jonathan, 1667-1745, supposed author
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Attributed to Daniel Defoe and to Jonathan Swift
Topics: Walpole, Robert, Earl of Orford, 1676-1745, Voyages, Imaginary, Interplanetary voyages
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"Advertisement" on leaf preceding t.p. states "The description of Bettyland, hereunto subjoined, was ... written by that great master of humour, Charles Cotton, Esq. ... in the year 1783."
Probably fictitious. Cf. Moore, J.R. Defoe (422)
Topics: Cronke, Dickory, 1660-1718, Conduct of life
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Topics: Defoe, Daniel, 1661?-1731, Great Britain. Parliament
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Date from p. iv: May 1, 1730
Topic: Dalton, James, street-robber
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Errata: p. 84
Topic: Voyages, Imaginary
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A selected list of the author's other titles is printed on the final leaf
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Signatures: A-E(last verso blank)
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Generally attributed to either Daniel Defoe or Lord Somers. Cf. NUC pre-1956, v. 286, p. 185; also attributed to J Dunton, cf. Halkett and Laing
Topic: Jacobites
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4th ed. cor.; "With the continuation ... to the day of his death."
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Defoe & Defoeana
by Defoe, Daniel, 1661?-1731; Swift, Jonathan, 1667-1745, supposed author
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Isaac Bickerstaff = Daniel Defoe
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